Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:59am
Awards season is always a time of celebration for the Franklin College, and we congratulate our colleagues (and students) on recent recognition, grants and professorships: Half of the six recipients of UGA’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction are from Franklin faculty members – Christine Alright from the department of Classics received the Russell Award for Excellence in Teaching – Athens CEO, UGA Today. Professor of sociology and…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Career Center, Founders Memorial Garden, UGA Creative Writing Program
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:48am
With campus frigid and students on their way back from extraordinary New Year experiences, we share these words from our namesake and our hopes to fulfill their promise: Be at War with Your Vices, at Peace with Your Neighbours, and Let Every New Year Find You a Better Man - Benjamin Franklin, from the 1755 edition of “Poor Richard’s Almanac.” Complete title: “Poor Richard improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris of the Motions of the Sun and…
Tags: HHS, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:50am
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Classes resume November 27.
Tags: behavior, Department of Dance, Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Symposium, year end
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 2:06pm
New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, UGA Creative Writing Program, Meeting, Dawson Hall, indigenous culture, Department of Statistics, Hodgson Wind Ensemble, Four Towers Building, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Ecology Annex
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:54pm
A historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from the Dundee Community Association: The nearly 100-year-old facility, which once housed mules that pulled plows and other farm equipment, will be repurposed into a café that will connect students and the surrounding community with the history of Griffin and Spalding County. The 3,900-square-foot Dundee Café at…
Tags: UGA22, aesthetics, semester, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, strength
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:23pm
"Their difficulties have various sources—personal issues, learning styles, time management issues, choice of major—but whatever the nature of the challenge, OTAS works to help them identify the cause and find a solution that will put them on track for graduation," said Diane Miller, director of the Office of Student Academic Services in the Franklin College. It's a common refrain, but the university is practically a small city unto itself, and…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, breeding, timeline
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:08am
Congratulations to our local public radio affiliate WUGA, which is celebrating 30 years in broadcasting: the NPR affiliate operated by the University of Georgia, is celebrating 30 years of being on the air. The station first went live on the morning of Aug. 28, 1987, and has been serving the Athens community ever since, offering both national and local programming. "There is no other radio station in this area that provides the kind of content…
Tags: women in science, Department of Dance, Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Statistics
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:19am
Faculty and staff in the Franklin College update procedures and guidelines for their areas of responsibility on a near-constant basis just to keep up with challenges of serving our students in and out of the classroom, marking our day-to-day activities throughout the academic year. And yet professional development of faculty and staff is also a priority, so summer can be a great time to brush up on procedures or to learn completely new skills.…
Tags: Holiday, Lecture, Department of Statistics
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:31pm
The Franklin College celebrated staff and presented Staff Excellence in Service Awards at a reception in the Miller Learning Center on May 9: Franklin College Staff Excellence in Service Awards are designed to honor staff members for their excellent performance outstanding contributions to units in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Nominees are evaluated and selected based on five criteria: their excellence in fulfilling job…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Meeting, Lecture, History, Bill Kretzschma, Dawson Hall, Outstanding Advisor, Experience
Fri, 12/23/2016 - 3:11pm
All the joy of the holiday season and our best wishes for the New Year to come, from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. University offices will be closed through December 30. See you in 2017!
Tags: bassoon, NASA, 2018, Department of Statistics, year end, Franklin Chronicles
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:10am
Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, the formula for academic excellence each and every semester is made up of unequal parts - study, preparation, classwork, rest, homework, effort, and the ability to take advantage of some downtime and recharge. This brings us to the Fall Break today - short and sweet, but very necessary for everyone. The intensity and pressure felt by so many needs a leavening agent in the form of a pause. A…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Office of the Vice President for Research, Lecture, Middle Ages
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:56am
The Franklin College is renowned for great students, faculty and staff and this summer has been full of great news, accomplishments and achievement. Here's just a sample: The entering UGA Class of 2020 is the most academically qualified in history and is the most diverse in university history. There are more than 5,400 students in the entering class. They have an average grade point average of 3.98 on a 5.0 scale. The average score on the SAT…
Tags: Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Meeting, UGA Creative Writing Program, Ceremony, Dawson Hall, education
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:27am
Several features of the 2015 event will be repeated this year, including the two bands Tropical Breeze Steel Band and the Back in Time Band. Fun for everyone. make sure to take time out of your day to come and enjoy the festivities. Image: 2016 Excellence in Service Award winners, from left: Emily Duggar, Sophia Flemming, Kristie Sartain, Andrea Barnett and Stuart Piazza.
Tags: Department of Statistics, Department of Dance, Frankenstein
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:45am
My aunt was trying to teach me the ABCs, and I didn’t understand why I had to learn them.  It was very hard.” During Lou’s first few years in New York, a lot changed for her, including her name. It wasn’t always Kathy. In elementary school, her Chinese name was Bet Tuey Lee.  Lou soon realized that to completely fit into American culture, she’d need a name that would fit in as well. Bet Tuey was difficult to pronounce, and she wanted her own…
Tags: drama, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:45pm
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the break with friends and family.  Image: Stegeman Coliseum in the fall, courtesy of UGA photographic services.
Tags: behavior, Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Symposium
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:56am
One of the many reasons we love the symbiotic relations between town and gown, music and the university go together like UGA and Athens, GA and there is no better example than ATHfest: AthFest is a multi-day music and arts festival in downtown Athens, GA that showcases local, regional, and national musical talent. The festival includes three outdoor stages, an artist market, a two-night Club Crawl in more than 10 venues, and a three-day KidsFest…
Tags: amazing, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, literature, office of admissions
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:09am
UGA and Franklin College staff are the people who make our campus work in every way imaginable and this week, staff will be the focus of events to show how much they are appreciated. First up is our Franklin College Staff Appreciation Reception this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the MLC, an annual event that includes the presentition of staff excellence awards and recognition of years of service for longtime employees. Then on Friday, the University…
Tags: Department of Statistics, teaching, Department of Dance
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:56am
Apno ka pyar, yhi to hai HOLI ka tyohar. And next week the UGA campus will be under strict observance of Spring Break! A much deserved pause from courses, exams, papers and planning for faculty and students. Time to rest and re-charge, and prepare to come back ready for the great run of festivals, conferences (and more studying!) on campus through the end of the semester.
Tags: AUV, weather, Biological Sciences, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, marriage
Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:02am
In a major step forward in confirming once and for all that the arts and sciences do matter - and how! - the Franklin Chronicles - Arts and Sciences Matters - presents its newest iteration. In fact, an entire suite of newly designed Franklin College sites were launched on Friday, January 16. Just look at all those new pages, now with better organization, easier-to-find information for all of our audiences. All to serve you better. Enormous…
Tags: Department of Marine Sciences, Department of Statistics, Bill Kretzschma
Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:29am
Warm wishes for the holidays from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and all the best in the New Year to come. 2014 has been a great year on campus and we will rest and replenish over the holiday break with friends and family, looking forward to the opportunities of 2015. As for the snowy arch, well, one can hope.
Tags: Department of Dance, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:02pm
With campus very quiet (though not nearly as leafy as in the photo above), the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Safe travels and great time with family and friends to all of our students, staff and faculty.  See you next week.
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Statistics, Department of Dance, Symposium
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:43am
A former Franklin colleague near and dear to many of us returns to campus this week to read from his new memoir, It Is Written. Welcome back, Phil: Award-winning author Philip Lee Williams will read from his latest autobiography, "It Is Written: My Life in Letters." The book covers Williams' 30-year career and tells the story of his creative life in an open, jaunty and often hilarious autobiography. Presented by UGA Libraries. Over a 30-year…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Laboratory of Archeology, art
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:04am
"It's been very rewarding; I've grown a lot personally and professionally," Daniel said. "I've also met a lot of great people in private businesses and at UGA." Thanks to a great colleague, one of the many people who make the university such a great place to work and to learn. Image: Jerry Daniel, courtesy of UGA Photographic Services.
Tags: Department of Statistics, Bill Kretzschma, football
Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:24pm
                            Many awards, grants and other forms of recognition for our faculty and staff already in the New Year. A sampling: Lecturer and playwright John Patrick Bray saw a production of his short plays performed by members of University Theatre at the Seney-Stovall Chapel in early February Henry "Fritz" Schaefer was included in a list of the 50 most influential scientists in the world today Don Rubin, professor emeritus of…
Tags: Department of Statistics, Meeting, Department of HIstory and the Latin American and Caribbean Institute, UGA Creative Writing Program